Today’s Pick Me ( & You ) Up Song Is One Of My Favorites…

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 Kryponite – 3 Doors Down…

 

Don’t ask me why – but one of my bucket list items was to do a ” Superman ” on my Honda CR250 Dirt Bike while this song blasted…. weird  I know – but it is what it was…lol- but the song is awesome for anyone to start their day! Note – When the video comes on you may have to press ” skip ad ” after 5 seconds….

Click the blue and crank it up!

TJ

If You Are Ever Feeling Like You Have Failed God – You Are In Very Good Company…

Lets Lighten Things Up With A Psychology Joke! No Offense Intended To Any Nuts Reading…

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A doctor of psychology was doing his normal morning rounds when he entered a patient’s room. He found Patient 1 sitting on the floor, pretending to saw a piece of wood in half. Patient 2 was hanging from the ceiling, by his feet.

The doctor asked patient 1 what he was doing. The patient replied, “Can’t you see I’m sawing this piece of wood in half?”

The doctor inquired of Patient 1 what Patient 2 was doing. Patient 1 replied, “Oh. He’s my friend, but he’s a little crazy. He thinks he’s a light bulb.” The doctor looks up and notices Patient 2′s face is going all red.

The doctor asks Patient 1, “If he’s your friend, you should get him down from there before he hurts himself?”

Patient 1 replies, “What? And work in the dark?”

 

Hey I tried…..tj

This Just In! Kid Behaving Nicely! It Still Happens!

Still Some Good Stock Around…

 

Click the link above. It will renew your faith in parents who still raise their kids right.

 

 

Extreme Faith – Even When You Cannot Feel It Or See It…

 

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Man have I been tested in the last few years. I know I am not the only one and many of you have been through tough times as well. I guess this is a ” faith post ” and I make no apologies for it. I do however invite my agnostics, non-believers, atheists and Palm tree seekers to still read. We all have tough times so we have that in common.

For me it is my faith in God that I rely on after years of going it alone. The thing is, is its hard. The world we live in is broken. People are twisted. Hurt is everywhere. Tragedy is all over. So how does one get through these trials and come out the other side still able to live – or even want to?

Some of you have lost children, spouses, or had terrible health issues that have left you crippled in your mind and sometimes physically. How do we cope? What does that even look like? To me it was very much a shock to grab hold of my faith, trusting it would carry me over the storms, only to find out that it simply carried me through the storms.

There is a huge difference in that. For me the main difference is a maturity issue. I once was bottle fed as a believer and it seemed like God just babied me through my trials. However after a decade or so in the faith I realized something I did not really care to know. I started to understand that just as we are expected to grow up chronologically in this world and stand on our own two feet, we also are expected to mature in the faith.

Mature in the faith? What is that supposed to mean? Well, for me it has meant being forced to cling to the promises of God in scripture, and to Him. It has – for me anyway meant being stripped of my comforts and things or people who gave me security and lay alone, cold and afraid with nobody to look to except the Lord. Not easy. As a matter of fact it has been the hardest thing I have ever experienced.

I love my family, my kids and friends and all. There came a time several years ago when none of those were available to me. They all had their own agendas and life goals to attend to. I had no choice but to try to learn to rely on God for my strength, my companionship, my security and all the rest. I thought it would be a fairly easy transition. I thought wrong. It is a very hard thing to trust in and rely on God for it all.

Until you have been stripped of everything you relied on for security, you have not been in a position to have to rely on God. Maybe you are there. Maybe you are all cozy with the things this world has given you. Whatever the case, be prepared to be ” uncozy “. The thing about faith is that it’s the unseen, the unfelt, the untouchable. You cannot reach out for a warm fuzzy when you are dark and lonely.

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Sounds like faith is not anything to be desired, right? Who wants to go through all that suffering? None of us. Yet the Bible talks about the ” abundant ” life. Huh? Abundant what? Well, it is an entirely different animal than what we assume. It means actually recognizing that ” the joy of the Lord is my strength. ” Not my car, job, money, kids, etc..

The truth is – people come and go, relationships come and go, kids come and go, money comes and goes, jobs too, health, and all of it. So at some point the roller coaster ride comes to a halt and when we look to our right and left, all of our security blankets may be gone. What now? This is where the rubber meets the road.

God is the same yesterday , today and forever.

There is a Country song out for years about the ” whiskey ain’t workin anymore “.  After some of us are confronted with the inevitable, the loss of our security blankets on this earth, some turn to temporary fixes like alcohol or drugs and they sometimes work for a while. It is after they stop working that we are backed up against the wall. Nothing left to turn to – except God and that is only if one is even willing to acknowledge Him.

This post is just to promote thinking –  as there is no way I could go into even the trials I have dealt with. The point here is this; It is possible to only need God. It is possible to have unexplainable Joy in the midst of trials. It is only possible for those willing to ask, seek and knock like never before. Call on the name of the Lord every day and study the promises in His Word. Renew our minds each day with the truth, not the lies of this world.

If you do not believe there is a spiritual battle going on for your soul on this earth than you will at some point understand that. Right now if you are struggling, I recommend God. I recommend faith. I recommend it before you need it if that is a possibility in your life. I know from years of messages from you all that some worship watermelons or mother earth. I know some of you have your trust in ” the universe”  – which is becoming very popular. The thing about prayer, is it only helps if it is sent to the living God, not a sea turtle nest.

Keep on with it. When things dry up – turn to the creator not the creation.

It will be the best wager you ever made. Peace.

Tj

 

My Cowboy In Action!

Thanks again for you prayin followers! My youngest Jesse is now in the top 50 bullriders in the USA at 20!

Depression 2018 – My Experience…

 

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I have not posted in a while and I want everyone to know why.  Besides having the ups and downs of major depression, I also decided to do something that I knew could be extremely hard and really was not sure if I could handle it.

Five years ago I started a journey of 7 surgeries for a bone disease I have. I have written about it a few times but basically it amounted to 3 total hip replacements and much pain. I was on heavy-duty narcotics for 2 years for the pain when I was asked a question by my treatment team. The question was about whether I would like to go on a Morphine pump for life or try Suboxone to get off the Morphine and see if it helped with the pain.

I could not fathom the idea of being loaded up on that much Morphine for life so I opted for Suboxone. I was on for 1 year. The pain was less and I felt I made the right choice. However recently when I discussed it with my doctor and told him I wanted to wean off the Suboxone – he advised me to stay on another year. I said no. Lets just wean me off and see how I handle it. He refused and I was forced to make a very tough choice. I could walk out and go off cold turkey which would no doubt mean horrible times ahead for at least a month or two, or sign on for another year and keep my body hooked on a Heroin level Narcotic, or suffer debilitating withdrawals.

I walked away. Three weeks ago. By God’s Grace I made it through the first two weeks without dying. Detox is strongly recommended to survive these type withdrawals. I just decided to tough it out ( I am not recommending it) and get myself off of the last major medicine I was on. I am in my third week and I can honestly say I did not know if I would make it this far.

I have been through hell and back and still am going through the withdrawal symptoms which are horrific.

I want anyone to know that if you are facing a similar situation, make sure you pray about your options. If you are a person of Faith and a praying person – seek God.

No matter what- you can do it. I cannot write much more but I believe this is for someone out there. Do not choose to stay dependent on any drugs. The price you will pay to get off may be tough, but if you remember you are freeing your body of all the dependence – you will make it.

God Bless!

Tj

Man It Is Refreshing To Have An American President…

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Who Knew? Dennis Quaid Loved Jesus And Cocaine… Great Story!

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Check Out My Annual Update & Braggin On My Cowboy- Jesse! He Is Killing It!

First of all thanks to all y’all who pray for my son Jesse’s safety in his very dangerous career of professional Bull Riding. You may recall he got stepped on by a bull a year ago and it snapped his leg in two. He has a rod now in there…

BUT- I am NOT surprised to announce to you all that with or without that 6 month setback- He is winning more than ever and I just got the word that he now ranks in the top 50 Pro Bull Riders in the USA!

Whoot! Whoot!

Please continue to pray for him! He is rocking the rodeo circuit from FLA to Cali. He also has his own Custom Saddle Making business too! Anyone in the market contact me! I posted the pic of 10 years ago with both Micah (23) and Jesse ( 20) as well as the last time I got to see my man at Christmas…

Keep them prayers coming! The kid is headed toward world ranking and I could not be prouder

Hopefully you can click on this link and catch him in action!

 Making It Look Easy- Tough As Nails

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Me and my boys – 10 years ago
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My youngest and pro-bull rider all growed up!
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Jesse winning another rodeo

Inspiration Anyone? Wow- You Think You Have Had Your Faith Tested? Maybe You Should Read This Story…

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Ooooh…Is This Some Real Speak! Wow.

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I’ve Just Won 600k From Facebook!

Has anybody else been as fortunate as I have to have been chosen not once not twice but three times in the last year for prizes over 500,000 cash on Facebook by Facebook itself?

I just want to encourage all of you if you have Facebook accounts don’t give up just stick with it like I have and one day you’ll get a text like you see here that I put my screenshot on of what the result was now in this case she has not returned any messages after I asked for an ID but I’m sure that’s she would must just be busy right now I’m I bet there’s a check in the mail today I was wondering if anybody else has been so fortunate?

I knew my ship would come in one day and yours will to never give up …

Tough Life You Got Do Ya? This Blog Will Make Your Life Seem Like A Disney Ride…

New Blog On The Block – His Excellent Grace

 

Every once in awhile we all get to feeling like we have it just a little tougher than the rest. Then you get hit between the eyes with what longsuffering and a hard life is REALLY like…I promise as you follow the true trials one family has had with a daughter who has up to 30 violent seizures. Oh yeah- that is 30 per DAY.

Each step of the journey from infant to adulthood and current status is chronicled and will make most of us drop to our knees and ask for forgiveness for complaining how we have it…

In addition and even more important this story is absolutely essential reading for anyone who has relatives with Epilepsy or seizures and the like. You won’t hear complaining as mom tells about endless horrendous violent seizures and hundreds of attempts to find any medical help/

The amazing thing about this story to me is something you or I may find hard to believe. But this is how the family is…

Anissa, now near 50, and still in need of 100% total care all day every day which is still done by her 80 year old mother was born perfectly healthy. Yep. At six months a doctor gave her an overdose of a medication that turned a beautiful blond baby girl into a vegetable for life.

She forgave the doctor and never pursued legal recourse- And somehow maintained her strong Christian faith in the midst of such a traumatic event . 

This is something you have to see to believe…click the blue link above and see what life can really be like.

tj